Thursday, June 4, 2015

Gina K Inspiration Hop

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! This blog hop is for the brand spanking new StampTV kit, Flowers and Frames.!!  And we are so excited to tell you that the kit will be available tomorrow, Friday, 6/4 8AM  CST for you to puchase after being out of stock for a few weeks.   We apologize again that these sold out so quickly!!  So for today, enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then in the AM, add it to your cart and any other GKD goodies you are needing and head on to checkout!!   (And did you know we have a special group that you can join if you are a member of StampTV?  It’s called StampTV Addicts!  Tricia has all kinds of good advice and inspiration in there too!)  Gina, along with the Cast and Crew, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a a  random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

For my card today, I used the new Flowers & Frames Stamp TV kit along with the Fancy Frames Die Set 1.  I also used my lovely Spectrum Aqua Markers for this card and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the result!


Here's how I made my card:

Step 1: Stamp frame in white pigment ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.  Trim frame with coordinating die.

Step 2: Using a plastic paint pallet, scribble some ink from the Spectrum Aqua into one of the wells.  I used Navy in the photo below.  Then add the color to the frame with a Water Brush.


Step 3: Continue adding ink until you achieve the desired look.   The white embossing will pop out beautifully.


Step 4:  Attach flower stamps to the acrylic stamping block and add color from marker to the stamp images.  Spectrum Aqua Navy is the ink I selected below.


Step 5: After applying the Spectrum Aqua Navy to the base of the flower, add a lighter shade of blue (Aquamarine) to the rest of the flower and green (Moss) to the stems.


Step 6: Spray a light water mist on watercolor paper and then stamp the image on the paper.  Using the Water Brush, carefully blend the ink until you achieve the desired look.



Step 7: Using the circle die from the Fancy Frames Die set, trim the flower image and it will set perfectly inside the frame.




And here is a second card I made where I didn't blend the colors with a water brush.  I simply sprayed the watercolor paper with water and then stamped the flowers to the paper.



Ready for more awesome creations?  Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

Tricia Traxler

80 comments:

Karen Hightower said...

Kendra, Thanks so much for the tutorial… I like the watercoloring over the embossing! Both of your cards are beautiful!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What gorgeous cards, Kendra! I love the watercolor effect on them!!

Sue Martin said...

Love the blues!! Very striking!

Linda Gorman said...

Beautiful!!! Love the blues!

Shelly Johnson said...

Beautiful cards. I love the colors. These flowers are wonderful. Thank you

Christie said...

Very sweet and lovely cards!

Bonnie said...

Who says there are no blue flowers in nature. Yours are so gorgeous.

Cindyloohoo said...

I will definitely try this technique. Love it's simplicity.

Linda Cole said...

Beautiful cards, love the watercolor work. Hard to pick a favorite!

Loretta Rush said...

Beautiful cards! I love the blues. Thanks for sharing!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Kendra- A super card and tutorial! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Beth said...

i cannot wait to try this myself! great watercoloring toot

Deb said...

These are beautiful!!! LOVE how you did the frame...I don't have anything to watercolor with yet, but I'll try to remember this for when I can afford to get something! Thanks for the directions!! :-))

Judy Woodland said...

Egads, your watercolor card is just stunning!! I'm getting my kit out today and CASE that card - it's seriously GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks for the great inspiration!!!!!!

Donna Leinberger said...

Thank you for going through each step. I'm still new to card crafting and I really appreciate it. Beautiful cards and great ideas.

sjkrueg said...

Your cards are gorgeous! And thanks for the tutorial on inking the "frames".

Cammi said...

Wow, Kendra! Thanks for sharing this great technique with us!

Lisa K said...

These are so wonderful I just got my Aqua markers and am ready to give this a try. Thanks for sharing and telling how to achieve similar results.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful way to use these images. I must try this as soon as I find some time. You certainly do beautiful work.

Joni said...

Beautiful cards and great tutorial. Thank you for sahring.

kraftyiam said...

The stamps are truly pretty and the colors are vibrant - nice and simple and straight to the point

Becky said...

Gorgeous. Love the watercolor, and the blues are my favorite color. Spectacular. Thanks for sharing.

mmolynn1030 said...

The colors are great. I like the technique. Look like lots of fun.

Macimbalo said...

Really nice cards and thanks for showing us how!

Amy A said...

Oooo Love these. Thanks for the awesome tutorial too. :o)

Carol Hodgkins said...

You used two of my favorite things, kraft cardstock and the color blue. I love this tutorial and have a feeling that I will have to get these new pens SOON!!

Card maker in sunny Florida said...

Kendra, I LOVE the watercoloring and especially in blues. Thanks for the inspiration.

Connie D. said...

Kendra, You have inspired me to do more water coloring. Love your cards.

Cheryl Harms said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial as well as the inspirations. Those cards are gorgeous!

Susan said...

Love how you did the blue and white frame. I have a water brush, but haven't used it yet. Thanks for the ideas!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Great tutorial - love the water coloring and using Kraft card as the base cards:)

Lizzie said...

Great ideas Kendra. I love your choice of colors and of course watercoloring is once again spot on! Thanks for sharing your techniques

Linda Anderson said...

Two beautiful cards!! And what a great tutorial too.

Linda

Joyce Erb said...

Lovely watercolor!

Linda said...

looks awesome thanks for sharing with us!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful! Love the blue. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

Sharon Underwood said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful! Love that deep blue, especially with the watercolor effect. Thanks for the tutorial! I might CASE this!

Sharon Underwood said...

Beautiful watercolor!

Laura's New Place said...

Blue is my favorite color! your cards are so pretty! and striking.

Sharyn said...

Fantastic tutorial! The blue really pops-gorgeous!

Carol Hamm said...

Great ideas for the colouring of the flowers. Thanks so much. Just beautiful.

Carol Hamm said...

Great ideas for the colouring of the flowers. Thanks so much. Just beautiful.

Gabi said...

What a pretty card and great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing this.

catdidit said...

Ohhh i Have GOT to do this! How stunning!

Dawn B said...

You have a very steady hand, that frame is so pretty. I want to try both of the techniques you showed here. Lovely!

Christine Kiehl said...

Wow. Oh wow. Amazing. Love the color choices and appreciated the tutorial!

Pam Cameron said...

Lovey cards. Learning so much from the tutorials.

Nandini said...

Gorgeous cards, Kendra! Love the combo of kraft, white and blue! And thanks for mini tut!

Stamper Gyrl said...

I love your cards!
Thanks for sharing your tutorial!
Tracy

Jeff Towers said...

Really like the watercolor look. It's so effective.

Angie Billerbeck said...

Great coloring techniques on these cards. I'm learning so much!

Linda said...

Absolutely stunning cards. I would never to think to use green and blue together. I have to forget my past when we were told not to use certain colors together. It is very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Linda S said...

Another very pretty use of watercoloring. I am anxious to try playing with the supplies that I do have, as soon as my schedule clears in a few weeks (I hope!).

Nana Griffin said...

Very lovely!

NJMullins said...

gorgeous watercolor effects. Lovely color choices as well!

Sherry said...

love them both!! simply gorgeous!!

MsJudyC said...

Your cards are beautiful and thanks for the tutorial.

ckeller219 said...

Love the water coloring. Still trying to master this technique.

Christina Young said...

Beautiful card! with instructions too!! Love it!!!

ShelleyV said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Sean Fetterman said...

GORGEOUS! You are amazing!!! Thanks for the tutorial! :) Hugs! Seanie

Sheila said...

Great colors. Love the techniques used and thank you for the description and pictures.

Annie C said...

Awesome coloring tutorial! TFS!

Queen-of-Cards said...

beautiful cards! I am feeling inspired :-)

Debbie Lou said...

A simple, yet very effective technique.
Thank you so much!

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful

Kathleen

September Whisenant said...

Both of your cards are just beautiful! I'm not very good at water coloring but I think I could manage that frame so I am going to give a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon said...

Beautiful watercolouring I am dying to get those aqua markers

kals said...

Love your ideas. Signed up to follow you.

Joe Last said...

love the water color technique. white embossing really helps you develop the shading with the water color and yet keep the definition of the design. love this technique

Dawn S. said...

Love the watercolour techniques on both of these cards! Beautiful!

Cheryl Hudson said...

Such a beautiful card! Blue my favorite!

Sharon said...

Thank you for sharing the instructions. What a beautiful card - love it!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for the hint about spraying the paper with water before stamping. Neat look.

Nancy Lynn said...

Kendra, the creativity you used for your cards is amazing! Love the water coloring over the frame.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Sue D said...

Very pretty and great coloring techniques.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome cards! Love the Aqua Markers - and the way you show us how to use them! Appreciate all you do for us!

Bratnana said...

What a great idea!

Sherry said...

Thanks for sharing your how to..I love the blues you used so bold and bright!

Lindsey Fabian said...

This was so awesomely out of the box for me. Will definitely try this.

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